One experiment has already been completed. Some time ago I bought three pork roasts on sale, baked them and froze them. Yesterday I shredded the thawed roasts and stirred in BBQ sauce, packed the mixture into half pint jars and processed them for 65 minutes at 10 lbs. pressure for my altitude. I got 24 half pints in the first canner load. There is still a large bowl of the mixture in the fridge that I will can up tomorrow. One jar didn't seal, so I heated that up for my lunch and found to my delight that it made a really good BBQ pork sandwich.
My grocery order went in today. One pound bags of rice were on sale, so I ordered 6. I had seen a couple of videos showing how to make instant rice. According to the instructions, the rice is rinsed, cooked and spread on mesh lined dehydrator trays and dried. To use, it is said that when boiling water is added, it rehydrates quickly. I'll let you know how it works.
Another dehydrating experiment I have been wanting to try is dehydrated pasta. Jennifer over at 'Prep School Daily' has instructions to do this. Her article on the subject tells us why we would want to have dehydrated pasta in our food storage. She also has recipes for instant meals using the dehydrated pasta. As I have some other things I am working on this week, I likely will give dehydrating pasta a go this coming weekend.
I just love trying new foodie things. It is nice to have a variety of heat and serve foods on the shelves. I will post the results of the experiments a week from today. Until then, keep on prepping.